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The area has plenty to offer, dotted with secluded little coves, golf, fishing, diving, walking, cycling, public tennis court, children’s playground, boat trips, horse riding and traditional music sessions all available nearby. A great destination for couples and families. These properties are an ideal base for touring West Cork towns and villages.

Sheep’s Head, having won the Eden Award as a “European destination of excellence” is the ideal place to take a walking holiday. It offers a huge variety of terrain with breathtaking views; many long and short loop walks are available. The area is rich in heritage and prehistoric sites. Within 15mins walk of the property you will find ancient holly wells, ring forts, standing stones & famine burials. The peninsula also offers excellent touring by car. Have a pint in one of the local pubs! Or just enjoy the peace and tranquillity in this stunning location.

Kilcrohane is the most westerly village on the Sheep’s Head peninsula and is reached by a coastal drive along Dunmanus Bay. It is a pretty village with two pubs, a shop, a post office, restaurants & a church. During the summer months the village has a wine bar which hosts a number of local talented musicians. Visit the craft & food market held each Sunday just outside Fitzpatrick’s bar where all local products can be bought. The area is a European designated conservation area, so whether whale and dolphin watching, or viewing the protected habitat of Chough and Peregrine Falcon, there’s a multitude of wildlife to be found.

Day Trips:

Local Events:

Leisure Activities:

Walking – The Sheeps Head Way
Cycling – Cycle hire from Nigels Bike Shop, Arundels by the pier, The Old Creamery Restaurant Kilcrohane.
Fishing – Rock fishing
Golf – Bantry Golf Course
Horse Riding – Durrus Cross & Goats Path
Kayaking – Darrens Kayaks / Atlantic Sea Kayaking
Boat trips
Swimming – Kilcrohane Pier, Dooneen Pier, Tra Ruaim Pier
Sailing –  Carbery Sailing, Ahakista, Bantry Sailing Club
Local Farmers Market – Kilcrohane, Bantry, Skibbereen, Schull
Cookery Classes –  Good Things Cafe, Durrus
Whale Watching West Cork
Bantry cinema
West lodge Hotel & leisure centre, Bantry –  pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room.

Where to Eat:

Kilcrohane – The Bridge View Restaurant, The Old Creamery, The White house gallery, Bernies Cafe
Ahakista – Arundels by the Pier Bar & Restaurant, Heron Gallery & Cafe
Durrus – Blairs Cove Restaurant, The Gate Way.
Bantry – The Brick Oven, O’Connors Seafood Restaurant, The Fish Kitchen, Organico Cafe, DeBarras, The Stuffed Olive, The Snug